Kellogg's has killed Product 19!
When you hear the name Product 19, you’ll either flash on an experimental invention from some corporate R&D department, or, if you’re one of its fans, you might think of the health cereal, rare in the aisles of American supermarkets yet loved all the same.
But earlier this month, Kellogg’s announced that it had officially discontinued the cereal. While most people these days seemed to barely know of its existence, Product 19 died—a slow, oaty, fade to black, leaving devoted fans desperate.
"PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't discontinue this cereal," one fan wrote on Kellogg's community boards a few months ago. "I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cereal!"
|by Anonymous||reply 94||Last Sunday at 2:55 AM|
Never heard of it. What made it unique?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/26/2016|
They killed a cereal I liked in the 1990s. I don't remember its name. It came in a white box with blue lettering. It was a mix of different grains, I think mostly corn. And it had almonds and raisins. It was addictive, so I stopped eating it. So they stopped making it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/26/2016|
I wonder how many Products they tested before coming up with this one?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/26/2016|
Kellogg's kills the product that kills
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/26/2016|
About six times as many tries as I did before I wrote "I'll Tumble 4 U"
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/26/2016|
I would love to have original Special K cereal with the smaller, crispy flakes back. Now they're giant flat flakes like every other boring cereal.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/26/2016|
[quote]"PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't discontinue this cereal," one fan wrote on Kellogg's community boards a few months ago. "I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cereal!"
Would someone please tell the MARY! to just buy Total?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/26/2016|
My mother used to buy this - they didn't put much effort into naming it. I always thought it was funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/27/2016|
Bigg Mixx, r3. It was great.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/27/2016|
I always preferred Product 20.
Its got 1 more
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/27/2016|
I agree - I miss the "Old" Special K. The new one is also instant soggy.
Do they still make the corn flakes with dried banana bits? They made it in the early '60s , then brought it back recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/27/2016|
Yo, what the fuck is this mascot? It's like a moose with a pig snout and rooster head?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/27/2016|
[quote]Would someone please tell the MARY! to just buy Total?
Total is wheat, Product 19 has a lot of different grains. I had forgotten about the original Specialized
Remember Tide XK?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/27/2016|
I think it's gross with milk. On the rare (2x a year) occasion I eat cereal, I use apple cider. Milk just grosses me out.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/27/2016|
I still miss Post Fortified Oat Flakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/27/2016|
I miss Quaker Puffed Rice.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/27/2016|
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaackk! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I WONDERED why I haven't seen it on the shelves of my smalltown, small chain, grocery store in quite a while. DAMN!!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/27/2016|
What the hell happened to Pep???
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/27/2016|
It's been years, but if R3 is still here, I think he's talking about Bigg Mixx. That stuff was amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/22/2019|
Also, I think R24 is trolling.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/22/2019|
Good advertising could have saved it.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/22/2019|
All of their cereals look and taste alike. Who cares about this one?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/22/2019|
Product 19 is delicious, dammit.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/22/2019|
[quote]I think it's gross with milk. On the rare (2x a year) occasion I eat cereal, I use apple cider. Milk just grosses me out.
I just threw up a little in my mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/22/2019|
I liked Niagara Shredded Wheat
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Thursday at 6:36 PM|
I barely grazed it with my car!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Thursday at 6:55 PM|
R33 beeech! I thought you revived this 2016 thread to at least make a covid 19 joke!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Thursday at 7:00 PM|
That's the real reason for discontinuing it -The name reminds people of Covid 19.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Thursday at 7:07 PM|
Never had Product 19 but this thread is really making me want to try some Bigg Mixx.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Thursday at 9:21 PM|
I haven’t thought about Product 19 in ages. It used to be advertised on TV a lot as was Grape Nuts. I haven’t thought about that one in forever too. I don’t know if they still make it, since I rarely go down the cerise aisle I haven’t seen it.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Thursday at 9:57 PM|
Going on 50 years now and people still bitch about Kellogg's dropping Concentrate.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Thursday at 10:06 PM|
[R33], when I was ten years old in Catholic school, I ate a bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats. The following day that bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats was disgorged on Carol Ann Allgeyer's black patent leather shoes. I've never been able to face them again. The Frosted Mini Wheats, not the shoes..l
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Friday at 12:50 AM|
Product 19 was okay, but I would get tired of a box of it soon enough.
Of the big brands, I'd pick some Total-ish brand that looked not too deadly, or maybe Wheat Chex; more likely one the grains/nuts/fruit "healthy" blends. I eat cereal only rarely so it has little impact on my diet or health.
I ate cereal daily as a child, in a time when mothers didn't hover over the cereal aisle making elaborate decisions about: gluten? vegan? nutritional analysis? eco-impact? sugar content? politics of the company that produced it? Traveling to Ireland with my parents at age 7 my parents were American obsessed with finding my favorite cereal of the moment, Kix; in any town we would have to stop in at the grocery shop to ask for Kix, which of course no one had, except one shop which had one box only and then another a week or so later. I didn't put me off cereal then, but the big ordeal made about finding my favorite and all the grumbling about "Why don't they carry the complete range of General Mills cereals in every little Irish shop of a village of 210 people?" would in time make me a more patient and accepting traveller.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Friday at 1:14 AM|
They went to far with the little marshmallow bats 🦇
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Friday at 1:20 AM|
This is Product 19, not Product 1. You would think that after 18 tries, Kellogg's could come up with a cereal that would last forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Friday at 2:17 AM|
Product 19 was unique and popular when it came out since it was one of the few multigrain cereals that was higher in fiber was nutritional and it tasted good. Today there are many multigrain cereals available that fit that bill.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Friday at 2:39 AM|
r36 has reading comprehension issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Friday at 9:55 AM|
Can you imagine the outcry if they tried to revive this today?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Friday at 9:57 AM|
r51 = Michael or Elliott?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Friday at 11:51 AM|
What happened to Product 18?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Friday at 9:09 PM|
[quote]I eat cereal, I use apple cider. Milk just grosses me out.
That sounds more gross to the rest of us. Apparently someone has emotional issues with milk.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Friday at 9:13 PM|
Product 19 from District 9, it's out of this world!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Friday at 9:22 PM|
[quote]Can you imagine the outcry if they tried to revive this today?
I have no idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Friday at 9:24 PM|
My grandma was always watching her weight. We'd drink Alba shakes and eat Grapenuts, then snack on Ayds candy from her purse. Then I grew old enough to read the cereal box, and learned Grapenuts had enough calories to sustain a small village. What were you thinking, Gammy?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Friday at 9:34 PM|
As a kid I would sometimes put orange juice on cheerio's instead of milk, and also occasionally dunk toast in OJ instead of tea - it tastes pretty much just like OJ but crunchy - never used apple juice. The normal way to eat Cheerio's in my house was to apply a very liberal amount of Hershey's syrup to a dry bowlful and then add milk - much better chocolatey tasting cereal than Cocoa Puffs, and no doubt even worse for you. I did this in the college cafeteria from time to time and by the reactions I realized nobody but my wacky mother had ever thought of this before.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Friday at 9:41 PM|
I haven't thought about Product 19 in decades. Now that I know I can't have it it's the only thing I want in the world.
Well, that and the imprisonment and eventual shivving of the former host of The Apprentice..
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Friday at 10:19 PM|
[quote]As a kid I would sometimes put orange juice on cheerio's instead of milk, and also occasionally dunk toast in OJ instead of tea
Again, I just threw up in my mouth. No other kids did that you freak. Stop acting like it's normal. Has no one ever told you that?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Friday at 10:38 PM|
You troll so hard R62 - where did you get the concept of "this is normal" from a post about the weird food shit I did as a kid? You're not even amusing.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||Last Friday at 11:31 PM|
R63 He's just jealous that he didn't come up with the brilliant idea of Hershey's syrup in Cheerios.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||Last Friday at 11:37 PM|
Product 19 was named by the same ad agency that named Formula 409 and Preparation H.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||Last Friday at 11:40 PM|
I am not a troll R63. Orange juice or apple cider and cereal is just gross. And FYI the person who said it was throw up first was someone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Friday at 11:43 PM|
If I put liquid on top of dry cereal and eat it, said liquid will be apple cider. Apple cider Ina would approve of, you may be certain, but yes, apple cider. What's 'just gross,' r66, is milk.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last Friday at 11:46 PM|
You have a screw lose R67. Show me a cereal package or commercial where they pour apple cider into the bowl full of cereal.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Friday at 11:50 PM|
r14, that's the future of farming!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Saturday at 12:32 AM|
Bring back Start cereal .Only thing similar was Aldi's own brand but it has also been discontinued .They seemed to have a savoury taste almost like bacon and stayed crunchy for ages.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Saturday at 1:55 AM|
[quote] apple cider and cereal is just gross
It most certainly is not. I do that all the time. It tastes delightful.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last Saturday at 3:31 AM|
There's no accounting for taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Saturday at 3:39 AM|
They are just going to rename it to Product 16 to better appeal to its Conservative base.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||Last Saturday at 3:40 AM|
Last year General Mills quietly killed Quaker Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||Last Saturday at 3:43 AM|
I want to know what other disgusting crap the ‘cider in cereal’ people voluntarily eat.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||Last Saturday at 3:43 AM|
I think we now have a new official troll, the Cider in Cereal Troll. In the same category as the Wash My Pasta Troll and the Breakfast Sausage in Lasagna Troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||Last Saturday at 3:46 AM|
We were working class. We ate Cap'n Crunch. I loved it 😍!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||Last Saturday at 3:49 AM|
[quote]I think we now have a new official troll, the Cider in Cereal Troll.
Does this refer to the persons—there are at least two of us—who prefer to eat dry cereal with apple cider, or to the cunt who's making fun of us?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||Last Saturday at 3:52 AM|
Block the disingenuous cider troll. He's just doing it to annoy.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||Last Saturday at 3:57 AM|
[quote]I want to know what other disgusting crap the ‘cider in cereal’ people voluntarily eat.
I eat disgusting things like lasagne alla bolognese, roast chicken with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable, salmon at least once a week, other pasta dishes, often with Marcella's tomato, butter, and onion sauce, or else bolognese or marinara, over which I grate Parmigiano-Reggiano. I usually drink San Pellegrino or iced tea, coffee in the morning.
I hardly ever eat dry cereal. I don't know why you've seized on this tiny little preference. Are you YMF? (Remember her Talenti diatribe?)
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last Saturday at 4:05 AM|
R41, I loved Kellogg's Concentrate and I wish they would bring it back.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||Last Saturday at 4:16 AM|
The pasta straining troll was a whole other level, but this cider thing is definitely "Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage in lasange" level.
I hate it when this thread gets bumped because it always reminds me of Product 19 and that it was discontinued years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||Last Saturday at 4:20 AM|
I'm gonna get yelled at for that, probably.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||Last Saturday at 4:24 AM|
They're coming up with Product 20, y'all.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||Last Saturday at 5:03 AM|
R81 Chicken should be served with rice, not potatoes. Now we know why you have a personal troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||Last Saturday at 5:08 AM|
Not if you like potatoes, r87, and couldn't give a fuck about rice. Please go bathe in cider.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||Last Saturday at 5:10 AM|
R64 - my mom came up with Hershey’s syrup on Cheerios when she was a kid in the 40s. Growing up I thought it was a common thing - didn’t find out it was weird until I did it in the college dining hall. I asked her about it, and she said she made it up. She agrees that chocolate makes everything better - when she woke up after cancer surgery her first worlds were “Get me coffee and a Mounds bar.”
|by Anonymous||reply 89||Last Saturday at 7:06 AM|
They make Chocolate Cheerios now. and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios too.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||Last Saturday at 11:16 AM|
Would you put apple cider on Apple Jacks, or would that be overkill?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||Last Saturday at 11:16 AM|
To the cider guy: Who's pissed in your cornflakes?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||Last Saturday at 5:03 PM|
R88 has NO sense of humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||Last Sunday at 2:55 AM|